Why a cat always lands on its feet

  • Publicado em 20 Mar 2019
  • In 1894, a French scientist used a camera to solve a physics problem.
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    Étienne-Jules Marey was a French scientist and inventor who analyzed how things moved. He developed a way to photograph multiple stages of movement onto a single glass plate, a technique called chronophotography. Later, when Kodak introduced celluloid film, Marey swapped the glass plate for a roll of film that moved in between exposures. This technique formed the basis of cinematography, and it’s how he recorded the stages of a cat righting itself in midair. He published his findings in Nature and demonstrated how the cat splits its body in two and uses the inertia of its own body weight to spin around.
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Comentários • 1 469

  • Vox
    Vox  3 meses atrás +1007

    Which photos should Darkroom examine next? Let us know in the comments!

    • Natepeel2828
      Natepeel2828 2 meses atrás

      more important question..... when's the next ep?!?

    • ImBones
      ImBones 2 meses atrás

      The Yellow Stone Super Volcano. Like the end of the world kinda thing.

    • wlkerfilms
      wlkerfilms 2 meses atrás


    • aina zain
      aina zain 2 meses atrás


  • supernovasuper Plays
    supernovasuper Plays 3 dias atrás

    My teacher DOESN'T believe me when I tell that then my friends don't believe me

  • A Certain Anime Index
    A Certain Anime Index 4 dias atrás

    The original ninja

  • Michael Boykin
    Michael Boykin 6 dias atrás


  • LineOfCars
    LineOfCars 12 dias atrás

    They don't, iv seen cats fall terribly many times

  • Gremory Sama
    Gremory Sama 12 dias atrás

    Fun fact : i tried that to my cat, and she is dead... Maybe because i drop her from 10th floor of apartment

  • physcoer
    physcoer 14 dias atrás

    Now this is what I call news

  • Lynet Sandoval Witty
    Lynet Sandoval Witty 15 dias atrás

    Did you steal this from Smarter Every Day??

  • The Xkid
    The Xkid 15 dias atrás

    My kitten is so damn ! He rarely land on feet 😑

  • Ridho Akbar Harahap
    Ridho Akbar Harahap 16 dias atrás

    aand the cat is a paid actor

  • Jonathan Garzon
    Jonathan Garzon 17 dias atrás

    Way to ripoff a science channel on youtube

  • Maria Weston
    Maria Weston 18 dias atrás

    Cats do not ALWAYS land on their feet. There are circumstances in which they cannot make the twist.

    SUMIT MANDAL 18 dias atrás

    what do u mean by spin oppositely at 3:21

  • George Mackay
    George Mackay 18 dias atrás

    I am currently doing a physics research task - does the technique Marey used with celluloid film still count as chronophotography?

  • Michael Angelo
    Michael Angelo 20 dias atrás

    They started by dropping blacks, who had no value to society, they just landed on their heads. No brains were discovered in the cracked skulls. A hearty laugh was had by all.

  • ZipZap Dota
    ZipZap Dota 22 dias atrás +2

    If u do this kind of act to a kitten. U will land urself a spot in jail.

  • Darth Plagueis
    Darth Plagueis 25 dias atrás

    Cats are amazing
    * this comment was made by the cat gang *

  • RetroGaming74
    RetroGaming74 27 dias atrás +2

    Cat: **Uses reverse card**

  • Callmeromain2016
    Callmeromain2016 Mês atrás

    2:00 when you are taking physics and know what they are talking about 😏

  • Samsng Device
    Samsng Device Mês atrás

    🐱 🐱 🏠 🐕 🐕 🚗 🔫

  • Sam Yan
    Sam Yan Mês atrás

    Currently pulling an all nighter to finish homework but why not watch this video about why cats always land on their feet.

    • Aiden Han
      Aiden Han Mês atrás

      Why was this comment done in the morning "CURRENTLY XDDDDD"

  • Sam Yan
    Sam Yan Mês atrás

    Currently pulling an all nighter to finish homework but why not watch this video about why cats always land on their feet.

  • Zolgs
    Zolgs Mês atrás

    not always maybe the cat doesn't have feet

  • waffle buttons
    waffle buttons Mês atrás

    not always

  • CarlFazu
    CarlFazu Mês atrás

    Mix your audio better

  • That Girl Wearing Glasses

    Anyone else felt bad for the bunny? 🐰 😢

  • Lonely Noob
    Lonely Noob Mês atrás +1

    2:18 Why did u drop me?

    If u didn’t understand stand just look at the cat face

  • Aluni Anow
    Aluni Anow Mês atrás

    What if I drop my cat on Building?


  • Maddy Mace
    Maddy Mace Mês atrás

    That’s how motion looks when you’re on acid

  • Lillian Lupin
    Lillian Lupin Mês atrás

    20/10 video but also! Coleman! Where did you get your t-shirt?

  • Questions of the World

    Why would you throw a cat

  • Lensman
    Lensman Mês atrás

    Please produce a video that explains the highly irritating tendency for Americans to start sentences with "so".

  • SkyLord
    SkyLord Mês atrás

    m.brclip.com/video/jyyZ82SpUZk/video.html EXPLAIN THIS THEN

  • Urek MaZino
    Urek MaZino 2 meses atrás

    I'm a simple man. I see cats, I press like.

  • No one Home
    No one Home 2 meses atrás

    Why does Vox put no effort into their titles? The important words aren’t capitalized, and there aren’t apostrophes were there should be.

  • Daniel Brown
    Daniel Brown 2 meses atrás

    Awesome. So is this a reflex or does the cat actively employ this movement?

  • cacaroto god
    cacaroto god 2 meses atrás

    Looking for cat repellent.. vox please

  • Callum Davis
    Callum Davis 2 meses atrás

    but cats don’t know this 🤣🤣

  • Renzo Arturo Romero
    Renzo Arturo Romero 2 meses atrás

    They spin.

  • Gillian A
    Gillian A 2 meses atrás

    what if you put a vans shoe on the back of a cat?

  • I like orange
    I like orange 2 meses atrás +23

    The real question is why is the cat dropping video better quality then ufo sighting videos

  • Honky Tonky
    Honky Tonky 2 meses atrás

    *Yes but is that rabbit okay*

  • mosit banan
    mosit banan 2 meses atrás

    Poor bunny ;-;

  • Benjamin Blackwell
    Benjamin Blackwell 2 meses atrás

    I just want you yo know that i love you and your show!

  • Ii T
    Ii T 2 meses atrás +1

    Cat meat is tasty

  • YT Info
    YT Info 2 meses atrás

    Cat was before human on earth.

  • Jeremia Gunawan
    Jeremia Gunawan 2 meses atrás

    Why does my bread always turn upside down when it falls when i apply my butter? Please answer this

    • Ran Talbott
      Ran Talbott 2 meses atrás

      The butter began as chewed-up grass, which grows closer to the ground than the grain that makes up the bread, so the natural order of things dictates that the butter should wind up lower. ;-)

  • WhY So SeRiOuSli?
    WhY So SeRiOuSli? 2 meses atrás +1


  • fenrisodessa
    fenrisodessa 2 meses atrás

    Congratulations. It's the 10 millions time this subject is discussed.

  • liv jeez
    liv jeez 2 meses atrás

    Am still waiting for the answer

  • Edmund Yong
    Edmund Yong 2 meses atrás

    Tbh I'm a cat lover. But, i just feel that this video is unnecessarily overanalyzed.

  • josefpicklespecson pickle_juice

    because they wear invisible vans

  • Sunshine Smith
    Sunshine Smith 2 meses atrás

    It’s sad to think this cat is dead

  • AppleeRealix
    AppleeRealix 2 meses atrás

    Animal Abuse.

  • Pwnage
    Pwnage 2 meses atrás

    i tied a cats leg and free fall it while having its legs upwards.
    it was successful becoz it didnt managed to land.

  • V •Renae•
    V •Renae• 2 meses atrás

    I tried restarting multiple times while watching the video. I guess my 13 year old brain cant handle this much science in less than 5 minutes.

  • Duchi
    Duchi 2 meses atrás +1

    *So it wouldn't get hurt as much*
    Wow so genius!
    I definitely haven't thought of THAT before!

    • Parag Sarker
      Parag Sarker 2 meses atrás

      Shows just how much dumb of a fuq you are

  • neo got ur back sis
    neo got ur back sis 2 meses atrás

    so u can say cats where figure skating on air.

  • Incorrigible Panda
    Incorrigible Panda 2 meses atrás

    Interesting how dude always made sure to be behind the wall when cat tossing.

  • sunlight_ beam
    sunlight_ beam 2 meses atrás

    Because they’re cute

  • Louis Valentine IV
    Louis Valentine IV 2 meses atrás

    Don’t let peta see this

  • Princess Mauve
    Princess Mauve 2 meses atrás +4

    Ok so who's gonna try out this cat style of falling?
    Well don't look at me.

  • Zylith Purrfect
    Zylith Purrfect 2 meses atrás

    Whoa I thought it was their legendary tail that balance when the cat lands on its feet, that's what my 1995 encyclopedia book says.

  • Mr 021E
    Mr 021E 2 meses atrás

    R.I.P little cat

  • stick with me
    stick with me 2 meses atrás +14

    Why a cat always lands on it's feet? *_bEcAuSe iT DoEsN't hAvE HaNdS_*

  • Mikha'il Gonato
    Mikha'il Gonato 2 meses atrás


  • yare yare daze
    yare yare daze 2 meses atrás

    Tape vans on the back of the cat and you get unlimited energy

  • life
    life 2 meses atrás

    I love this series so much lol

  • AppleBottemGs
    AppleBottemGs 2 meses atrás

    I dropped my cat and it died, guess its detective

  • Markupson Beatz
    Markupson Beatz 2 meses atrás +1

    I thought BRclip is the only place for cats. 🤔🤔

  • Reuben Braganza
    Reuben Braganza 2 meses atrás

    The earliest cat video was shot in 1894!!!! That's soooo cool!!

  • Monika Aledrovich
    Monika Aledrovich 2 meses atrás

    Can a cat survive a suicide jump 😂😂 😂

  • John Apple
    John Apple 2 meses atrás +4

    *_The real question is , Will humans be able to do this in the future.....?_*

  • Sam Yan
    Sam Yan 2 meses atrás +2

    He protecc
    He atacc
    But most importantly
    He dont land on his bacc

    • Sam Yan
      Sam Yan 2 meses atrás

      im cat btw

    • Sam Yan
      Sam Yan 2 meses atrás

      Hey you are so cool

  • Sisimu Osei yaw
    Sisimu Osei yaw 2 meses atrás

    Cats can't be trusted

  • Shy Guy
    Shy Guy 2 meses atrás

    Why does he have a shirt that says dog in Swedish

    ANDROMEDA 508 2 meses atrás

    * Poor rabbit...
    * Poor chicken...

  • Nilanjan Debnath
    Nilanjan Debnath 2 meses atrás

    What dows photography do for science?
    It helps me take notes from the board after the lecture.

  • Jeff Phillip
    Jeff Phillip 2 meses atrás


  • James Chua
    James Chua 2 meses atrás

    PETA will now chase this guy and disclaim all his research because there are lots of animals involve in here that got hurt. that poor rabbit and chicken.. they need justice.. LOOOL

  • J Si
    J Si 2 meses atrás

    cats are geniuses!

  • Have you seen me before?
    Have you seen me before? 2 meses atrás +1

    Who else went and droped there cat after the vid?

  • Jasen Jahn
    Jasen Jahn 2 meses atrás

    Yup, cats are aliens. See.

  • Saitama
    Saitama 2 meses atrás

    Are vans made by cat skin?

  • Adagio
    Adagio 2 meses atrás

    And the cat be like: wtf human u throw me just to find how i land?

  • DaVil Gamer
    DaVil Gamer 2 meses atrás

    so... why they land on there feet ?? not how !!!

  • J4YV33
    J4YV33 2 meses atrás

    Awesome! I can finally throw away my cat off the roof without it dying!

  • John Wick
    John Wick 2 meses atrás

    I come here for the cat and half the video is about camera sure mate sure

  • Saiki Chan
    Saiki Chan 2 meses atrás +1

    Maybe we all should replace our physics teachers with cats

  • XO
    XO 2 meses atrás

    Because they are actually aliens

  • Mavi Rayla
    Mavi Rayla 2 meses atrás

    I think I learned more about early photography than why a cat could land on all fours with little difficulty

  • FH Rabby
    FH Rabby 2 meses atrás

    Don't throw your cat outside the window

  • Danish Zahuri
    Danish Zahuri 2 meses atrás

    But.. my cat doesn’t :(

  • Citavalo
    Citavalo 2 meses atrás

    They knew a rabbit couldn't land like a cat. They just wanted footage of a rabbit failing.

  • Seiji m
    Seiji m 2 meses atrás


  • Aimee
    Aimee 2 meses atrás

    that is so.. fascinating.

  • Orion Chairez
    Orion Chairez 2 meses atrás

    He protec
    He atac
    But most importantly...
    Shane dawson came on his cat

  • jerrey n
    jerrey n 2 meses atrás

    Conclusion: cats are good at physics and therefor the smartest animals

  • koo nic
    koo nic 2 meses atrás

    I did this to my cat and BOOM 😂
    I feel bad for doing so
    it didn't land on its feet btw

  • Da Pablo
    Da Pablo 2 meses atrás

    now tape two cats on their back and see what happens next